Kumasi, Oct 06, GNA – Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has taken delivery of a mechanical ventilator to improve the quality of care at the referral facility’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The machine, which cost GH¢ 400,000.00, was a gift from Unique Royal Club, a charitable organization.
Handing it over to the hospital at a ceremony, Mr. George Kwaku Kumi, the Chairman of the Club, said it was their contribution to efforts at helping to save lives.
He said they were confident that the ventilator would be of immense help in the treatment of patients.
He pledged further support to bring healing to the sick.
Professor Ohene Opare-Sem, Consultant Physician, thanked the Club for its gesture and said it was a huge relief.
He made a plea for the supply of additional mechanical ventilators, “Ambu” bags, intravenous pumps and defibrillators.
He used the occasion to appeal to the government to set up a special fund in support of the ICUs of teaching hospitals across the country.
That, he said, was the way forward to tackle the lack of vital equipment, which was affecting the quality of care.
He indicated that those Units had been dealing with life-threatening cases and it was disheartening that the equipment needed to efficiently handle such cases had been lacking.